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Old 01-03-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Replacement Refrigerator - Freedom 1640LTD

Got a 2002 Rockwood Freedom 1640LTD. The Dometic fridge is just not cutting the mustard in the summer at the beach.

Wondering if anyone has replaced that small fridge with a stronger better model - that has an internal fan perhaps?

What was the trouble and what was the cost involved?

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Old 01-03-2012, 01:20 PM   #2
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I used 1 of these with the fridge in my Trialmanor with good results: Amazon.com: Valterra A10-2604 FridgeCool 3 Volt 9.1 mA Fan: Automotive
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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Yeah, I've used the battery-powered fans... with less-than-great results. Was kinda hoping someone had replaced their fridge unit completely for a more efficient unit and could tell me how much trouble/cost it was. My fridge never seems to keep up.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #4
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No links, but you need to move more air over the coils with a baffle and a fan. I did this to my PUP and it helped a great deal during the 90 deg August days.

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Old 01-04-2012, 07:09 AM   #5
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plan on some 110 115 deg (HOT)

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you need to move more air over the coils with a baffle and a fan.

I did this to my PUP
and it helped a great deal during the 90 deg August days.

nice
plan on some 110 115 deg (HOT)
this summer in Borrego Springs
this may come in very handy
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Old 01-04-2012, 08:01 PM   #6
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I saw your post, but didn't see your forum name


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Old 05-07-2012, 11:02 AM   #7
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Fridge fans

Thanks for the photo of the two fans in front of the coils... DEFINITELY planning on doing this.

How are you powering these fans? Are they A/C or D/C models?

We're pulling the camper out for cleaning and mods this week, heading out in a month for the beach!

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12V computer fans, you can tap the 12v right there, I put a switch in also.
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